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Sacheen Littlefeather Journeys On

View this email in your browser   ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST, SACHEEN LITTLEFEATHER WALKS ON Actress, model and activist, Sacheen LittleFeather, who made headlines for calling attention to discrimination and injustice against American Indians by publicly rejecting Marlon Brando’s Oscar for his role in “The Godfather” onstage at the Academy Awards  has died.  Of White Mountain […]

Inuk Author Sarabeth Holden Announces Sophomore Book Benny the Bananasaurus Rex

Author and entrepreneur Sarabeth Holden is happy to announce her second children’s book Benny the Bananasaurus Rex, published by Inhabit Media Inc., with illustrations by Emma Pedersen, will be available in Canada on September 20, 2022. Sarabeth Holden will also host a free book launch celebration on September 24 at Community Centre 55 in Toronto. […]

LAURA NIQUAY / SOCAN FONDATION TD AWARD

Montreal, July 7, 2022 – Hi, kuei (innu-aimun), kweih (crie), kwei (atikamekw), boozhoo (anishinabé), kwaï (w8banaki), pusu’l (micmaque), kwehkwe (kanien’ke’ha), waachiyaa (naskapi), halu (inuktitut), ndio (wendat), ‘qey (wolastoqey)!  We were so excited to tell you the news that Laura Niquay has won the SOCAN Foundation – Fondation SOCAN Indigenous Songwriter of Canada Award, succeeding Anachnid, the […]

NATIVE ARTIST OPPORTUNITY FUND

OVERVIEW Part of WAA’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program, the Native Artist Opportunity Fund is a financial assistance award program to aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the promotion, development and sharing of their work or practice. Opportunity Fund grants are not intended to support travel costs associated with a tour […]

COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER SHANE YELLOWBIRD GONE AT 42

  COUNTRY SINGER/SONGWRITER SHANE YELLOWBIRD GONE AT 42 Award winning Country Singer/Songwriter, Shane Yellowbird, has died at the young age of 42. He was a two-time Native American music award winner for Best Country Recording. In 2011, he won for his debut recording, “Life Is Calling My Name” and in 2012, he won  for his […]

NATIVE ARTIST OPPORTUNITY FUND

NATIVE ARTIST OPPORTUNITY FUND AIP Native Artist Opportunity Fund 2022Ends on February 28, 2022 New funding opportunity for US-based #Indigenous #performing #artists: the Advancing Indigenous Performance at WAA program has launched the Native Artist Opportunity Fund — a new financial assistance award program to aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the […]

Indigenous musician a connecting force in music scene – OBITUARY

ALAN SMALL ON Monday, Jeremy Koz was singing with Vince Fontaine, his cousin, friend and bandmate with roots-rock group Indian City, making a video for their friend Jacquie Black. They played Star People for Black, whom they knew as manager of the Indigenous Music Awards, and sent the video to Black’s niece to play at […]

THE MOST HONORED AND CELEBRATED MUSIC MATRIARCH JOANNE SHENANDOAH JOURNEYS ON

Native America’s Musical Matriarch And Peace Maker Dies at Age 63 It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that the Native American Music Awards & Association (NAMA) share in the outpouring of grief of our beloved friend, Lifetime Achievement honoree, and 14 time Award winner, Joanne Shenandoah, following the announcement of her passing. On […]

PJ Vegas teams up with NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers for Native American Heritage Month

  PJ VEGAS TEAMS UP WITH NBA’S LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  North America // November 23, 2021 // The National Basketball Association (NBA) welcomes Native American music icon, PJ Vegas, to perform at the Los Angeles Clippers game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November […]

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